As part of its goal to promote current and future clinical and translational research, CICATS has a strong focus on education, training and career development. The Research Education, Career Development and Training Core works collaboratively with other University programs and with community partners to train investigators and support staff on effective ways to contribute to current and future clinical and translational research. Our comprehensive plan includes: 1) a newly accredited Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research (MSCTR) program to train academic specialists; 2) a K12 program to provide an intensive mentored research experience for promising junior faculty; 3) a T32 program to train pre- and post-doctoral students; 4) leadership training to develop the necessary skills among the next generation of researchers; 5) mentor training to maximize the potential of the mentors for training future researchers; 6) a graduate medical education research training program to support and improve the research experiences of the next generation of private practitioners, including physicians, dentists and nurse-practitioners; and 7) a comprehensive plan to increase diversity among our trainees.
The specific objectives of the Research Education, Training and Career Development Core are to:
Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Research
Provide interdisciplinary research training in new approaches to the conceptualization, design and performance of clinical and translational research.
Educate five-to-seven clinical scientists per year as scholars, researchers, educators, leaders and administrators in the field of clinical and translational research.
Refine and expand the core curriculum in the newly developed and accredited MSCTR by developing two new courses in the approach and methods used in T1 and T2 research to be used as electives.
K12 Mentored Research Experience
Monitor progress of current CICATS funded scholars
Recruit four additional promising junior faculty and facilitate their transition to translational research
Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Training Program – T32
Provide a coordinated, multi-level, inter-disciplinary clinical and translational research doctoral education and postdoctoral training program that will readily adapt to a wide range of student training needs.
Provide intensive and meaningful research experiences with highly qualified mentors for pre-doctoral students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Pharmacy, as well as for community partners.
Provide short-term training and certificate programs in clinical and translational research.
Offer a comprehensive leadership program to all investigators that enhance leadership skills in effective collaboration, negotiation and team development.
Recruit mentors to work with participants of the K12 and T32 programs who will be completing graduate training programs.
Develop curricula to train mentors in skills necessary to advise students and further their careers in translational research.
Assist with mentoring skill development.
Graduate Medical Education Research Training Program
Provide a research infrastructure for residents to support clinical and translational research.
Educate residents, fellows and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) students in the principles of quality improvement research.
Work collaboratively with all Graduate Medical Education Programs across six hospital campuses, emphasizing patient safety and quality of care through quality improvement projects.
Provide web-based, self-directed, customizable training in biostatistics and biomedical informatics in support of the medical residency and Doctorate in Nursing Practice research requirement.
Enhance Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Trainees, Faculty and Community Researchers in CICATS
Develop new programs to increase the pipeline of qualified minority applicants to professional schools and doctoral programs
Create a Core Interest Group in Health Disparities Research